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This page is for workshop contributors to add information about any apps, websites, or community groups they know of which are designed to support mothers- particularly in relation to transition back to work.

Apps

  • BabyCentre Pregnancy Tracker– app for expecting mums will guide you through your pregnancy week by week and day by day.
  • Baby Buddy–  designed to help you look after your baby’s mental and physical health, as well as your own, and give your baby the best start in life (NHS).
  • Baby Connect– ‘Track daily information about children: feeding, diapers, sleep, mood, activities, medicines, photos, and more’.
  • BabySparks– ‘an innovative program that supports early development through meaningful play’.
  • Bounty– ‘The ultimate pregnancy, birth and baby app’.
  • Cozi Family Organiser– family organiser to coordinate schedules.
  • FeedFinder– ‘find highly reviewed, suitable breastfeeding locations so you will always know the most breastfeeding friendly places in town!’
  • MummySocial – ‘find an instant support network ready and willing to share help, advice and a shoulder if you need it’.
  • NCT Babychange– find the nearest baby change facilities.
  • Peanut– ‘shows you likeminded mamas near you, and makes it easy to meet’.
  • The Wonder Weeks– ‘this app will keep you informed about the (mental) leaps and bounds of your baby’.

Websites

  • Birthing4Blokes– ‘Birthing4Blokes supports you to be the very best that you can be on the day that she gives birth to your baby’.
  • Channel Mum- YouTube channel
  • Emily Norris- YouTube channel
  • Emma’s Diary– ‘supporting every mum-to-be and new mum through her amazing experience of pregnancy, birth and early motherhood’.
  • family lives– website for support & parents forum.
  • Fathers Reaching Out– articles, training, workshops.
  • Guilty Mother– blog about being a mum, working, and feelings of guilt.
  • iFeed– to provide tailored information and advice for mothers and their partners to help them make informed and confident decisions about infant feeding.
  • Mamacademic– Online peer support for mothers pursuing an academic career.
  • Maternity Action– ‘the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children’.
  • Not So Mumsy– ‘an inspirational and interactive destination for the modern mama’.
  • PND and me–  ‘I spend my time raising awareness and supporting those affected by Perinatal Mental Illness via this blog and the two twitter peer support networks detailed below’.
  • Positive Birth Movement– ‘a global network of free to attend antenatal groups, linked up by social media. We connect pregnant women together to share stories, expertise and positivity about childbirth’.
  • She’s Back -Facebook group; training; book- ‘supporting women in the workplace’.
  • The Early Hour–  ‘a digital parenting platform, with articles and interviews published at 5am (for people who are up early) and a social media network that reaches over 100,000 parents a month’.
  • The Unmumsy Mum– blog.
  • The Working Parent– ‘advice and support for the working parent’.
  • What to Expect– ‘the world’s best-known, most trusted pregnancy and parenting brand, helping every parent know what to expect, every step of the way’.

Social Resources

  • Mums Meet Up– connects mums locally and across the UK, enabling them to find mums like themselves in their area and playmates for their children.
  • Mush– ‘helping mums everywhere to instantly become part of their local mum community’. 
  • National Childbirth Trust (NCT)- ‘the UK’s leading charity for parents, for your First 1,000 Days – right through your pregnancy, birth and beyond’ (web presence & classes).